Marks and Spencer in 1906

Marks & Snobs

Picture two old, stooping ladies, all furred-up, subtly but aggressively pushing each other’s metal basket in order to reach what’s on the shelf in front of them. They stretch their arms, their face tense with anger, sweat beads rolling down

Marks and Spencer in 1906

Marks & Snobs

Picture two old, stooping ladies, all furred-up, subtly but aggressively pushing each other’s metal basket in order to reach what’s on the shelf in front of them. They stretch their arms, their face tense with anger, sweat beads rolling down

Baguette tradition (Flickr/CC/roboppy)

French Stick to the French Stick, but the Good One

“Mrs Barillon, is the boss awake?” the saleswoman asks in the bakery’s back shop. It is 10:30 am, and the warm smell of croissants does not disturb Pascal Barillon’s sleep at the second floor of this Montmartre building. The 2011

Baguette tradition (Flickr/CC/roboppy)

French Stick to the French Stick, but the Good One

“Mrs Barillon, is the boss awake?” the saleswoman asks in the bakery’s back shop. It is 10:30 am, and the warm smell of croissants does not disturb Pascal Barillon’s sleep at the second floor of this Montmartre building. The 2011

Please ask for a list of ingredients

Dining and Whining in France

Daniel Vamos Fecher, 25, is out for dinner with his friends at Les P’tites Indécises, a restaurant in Paris, but is spending an extraordinary amount of time in discussion with the waiter. The last to order, the Swedish law student

Please ask for a list of ingredients

Dining and Whining in France

Daniel Vamos Fecher, 25, is out for dinner with his friends at Les P’tites Indécises, a restaurant in Paris, but is spending an extraordinary amount of time in discussion with the waiter. The last to order, the Swedish law student

In the kitchen of the Soupe populaire

Soupe Populaire: The Cheapest Feast in Saint Germain des Prés

In the glamorous neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés, not far from the Hermès and Emporio Armani boutiques and next to the Clément Hotel proudly boasting its Michelin starred restaurant, is something you won’t find in the guidebooks: Soupe Populaire,

In the kitchen of the Soupe populaire

Soupe Populaire: The Cheapest Feast in Saint Germain des Prés

In the glamorous neighborhood of Saint Germain des Prés, not far from the Hermès and Emporio Armani boutiques and next to the Clément Hotel proudly boasting its Michelin starred restaurant, is something you won’t find in the guidebooks: Soupe Populaire,

Organic vegetables in a bag

Bringing Organic Produce to Paris

In the courtyard of 56 rue des Saints Pères, a building dating back from 1772 which now houses Sciences Po Paris classrooms, surrounded by fashion houses that dominate the world of haute couture, a very small organic market is taking

Organic vegetables in a bag

Bringing Organic Produce to Paris

In the courtyard of 56 rue des Saints Pères, a building dating back from 1772 which now houses Sciences Po Paris classrooms, surrounded by fashion houses that dominate the world of haute couture, a very small organic market is taking

copyright Denis Egger

May I Talk to the Chef?

Denis Egger worked as a bank employee for over twenty years. A few months ago, he decided to give up banking and to let free rein to his childhood passion: cooking. Now, once a week, he sets up a clandestine

copyright Denis Egger

May I Talk to the Chef?

Denis Egger worked as a bank employee for over twenty years. A few months ago, he decided to give up banking and to let free rein to his childhood passion: cooking. Now, once a week, he sets up a clandestine

CC/David Orban/Flickr

Butterflies in your Stomach…Literally.

They hide under your beds, they crawl in your gardens, they sting you during the summer. And soon they will lie in your plates, ready to be savored : cockroaches, grasshoppers, bees and spiders. Edible insects. Feeling itchy ? You

CC/David Orban/Flickr

Butterflies in your Stomach…Literally.

They hide under your beds, they crawl in your gardens, they sting you during the summer. And soon they will lie in your plates, ready to be savored : cockroaches, grasshoppers, bees and spiders. Edible insects. Feeling itchy ? You